Mindfulness with Heart: Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

with Acharya Dale Asrael

December 1st—December 2nd (2018)

Date details +
  • $120 Regular Price
  • $150 Patron Price
  • Partial Scholardhip Price
Room: Main Shrine Room

Please join Acharya Dale Asrael to explore and connect with your own humanity through the practice of Shambhala Meditation, a unique approach to the practice of meditation transmitted by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche specifically for the times we live in and the many challenges we now face.

Proclaiming and connecting with basic goodness through the practice of Shambhala Meditation offers a powerful antidote to the speed, aggression, social trauma and suffering of our times.  

Shambhala Meditation is an experience or way of being that can be integrated within all other methods or practices such as shamatha, vipashyana, or visualization – and with our everyday life as we transact business, or create art, or enter into a conversation.

This program is for both new and long-time meditators, and also for those who have already been introduced to Shambhala Meditation and would appreciate the opportunity to deepen their practice. Participants will receive: 

  • Formal transmission of the practice of Shambhala Meditation from Acharya Asrael
  • Dharma talks, guided meditation, facilitated dialog and interactive practices, silence, and gentle physical activity

Shambhala Vajrayana Practitioners: On Sunday afternoon, Acharya Asrael will meet with vajrayana students and talk about the relation of Shambhala Meditation to vajrayana practice.

Have you taken this program before? If you've previously attended an introductory Shambhala Meditation program, we invite you to join us for half price—please register using the "Partial Scholarship Price" rate of $60 regular or $75 patron. We will contact you to follow up and confirm.

Dale Asrael is an Acharya, a senior teacher and she leads retreats and meditation programs internationally. Dale studies qigong with, and has been authorized to teach by, Daoist lineage-holder Eva Wong. She has taught as Core Faculty at Naropa University since 1992 in the M.A. Buddhist Studies, Contemplative Education, and Counseling programs. She is an Upadhyaya (Buddhist minister). 

There are a limited number of partial scholarships available. If you would like to discuss financial assistance, please contact us before you register at [email protected].

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “Patron Price,” which helps support those in need of your generosity.